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Into the Sunset
Barbara Faye Pavier
12/06/1929 – 26/02/2019
She Is Gone
You can shed tears that Barb has gone, Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, Or you can open your eyes, and see all she has led.
Your heart can be empty because you
can’t see her, Or you can be full of love you started.
You can turn your back on tomorrow, and live yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember Barb, and only that she is gone,Or you can cherish her memory, and let it live on.
You can cry and close you mind, be empty and turn your back,Or you can do what Barb would want, smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
With love, The Pavier family
June Coleman
Veteran showman, June Coleman sadly passed away in hospital on 9th December 2018 after a short illness. She was 87.
She was the backbone of the Coleman
Family business (her husband, the late
KelColeman was the creator) and she
was the business brains behind the
success of the miniature trains. Her legal
stenographer background, humbleness,
honesty, generosity, sparkling eyes and beautiful smile were an asset to the business.
Kel& June were together for just over sixty years and in that time, passionately operated and entertained three generations of families with their amusements. Her train business apprenticeship began on weekends, operating the ticket box at Bronte Beach,
she was only twenty years old. June even drove the train at Bronte. The trains first started at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 1967 and Royal Melbourne Show in 1982, June ran the ticket box day and night for many years. She initiated the idea of discount ticketing at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Her saying was, “if you gave fairly to your customers and made them happy, they would give back to you.”
In 2016, she celebrated 50 years at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. June was fortunate to have worked at both the Moore Park & Olympic Park Showgrounds.
June was a founding member of Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association and thoroughly enjoyed the professional networking at the AALARA conferences. She will be sadly missed by the amusement industry.
Sympathy is extended to June’s sons Bruce & Jeff, daughter Dianne & their families.
John Reardon
2/2/1941 – 8/5/2019
Margret Mari Gilmore
29/05/1953 – 23/02/2019
Margret Mari Gilmore born on the 29th of May 1953, and sadly passed away on the 23rd of February 2019.
Margret was the loving partner of John Nocen, loving and caring strong beautiful mother of 5 children Maria, Bridget, John Boy, Bianca and Eli.
She was a grandmother of 11
grandchildren; 9 grandsons and
2 granddaughters. Margret’s granddaughters are Rasheena and Montana, and grandsons Daniel, Nicholas, Tyler, Lachlan, Preston, Samuel, Aiden, Copper and Chenzie. She was even a great grandmother to Penelope Brown. If anyone knew her she was known for sitting around the fire and having a good laugh and a joke and being especially honest.
Theodore (Leo) Foster
02.06.1927 - 17.02.2019
Leo Foster; a true gentleman and a gifted Showman to the end, passed away on February 17th.
Leo went into Show business with Dickie Watkins, selling hotdogs.
In 1946, at the Newcastle Centenary Show, Leo began working joints, with cigarettes as prizes. Over the years Leo worked with Kewpie and Joy O’Neill, Arthur Cheyne, Bill Dwyer, Billy Bowler, and Stanley Durkin. Throughout his life Leo was a close member of the O’Neill family, and spent his later years on the Gold Coast.
He will be sadly missed.
Robert Martin
In memory of Bob Martin, a dad, pop and great pop.
He taught us a lot in his 87 years.
Our dad had many talents as a silhouette artist in his early years
on the showgrounds, then jewellery engraver and in later years a builder.
We remember these things as they were a part of his life
and ours. We will fondly remember dad as a grumpy old man who will be sadly missed by his family.
Thomas Edward Lynch
12/12/1927 - 11/05/2019
Highly respected life member of the Showmen’s Guild of South Australia.
A true gentle and ambassador of the travelling show industry. Much loved by his family. He will be sadly missed.
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